Hours of Operation are 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
||6606 Tussing Road
||Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
General Number: (614) 644-2360.
Phone: (614) 644-2556
The communications office is responsible for handling information from members of the news media, governmental agencies, and requests from the general public for public records.
- Retail Licensing Information
New Permits: (614) 644-3155
Permit Renewals: (614) 644-3162
Permit Transfers: (614) 644-3156
Temporary Permits: (614) 387-7407
Fax: (614) 644-3166
The Licensing Section is responsible for issuing and transferring all liquor licenses to privately owned
and operated manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of alcoholic beverages in the State of Ohio.
This section is also responsible for the yearly renewal of Ohio's approximately 25,000 liquor permit holders.
- Compliance & Inspection Information
Phone: (614) 644-2455
The Investigative Services Unit of the Licensing Section is responsible for the physical inspection
of all liquor permit applicants and licensed permit holders in order to verify compliance
with the liquor laws and regulations of the State of Ohio. They also conduct investigations regarding the operation
of licensed permit premises for the purpose of determining compliance and enforcement of Ohio's administrative laws
regarding beer and intoxicating liquor. Criminal provisions of the law, such as underage sales, are enforced
by the Ohio Department of Public Safety's Investigative Unit.
If you are concerned about underage sales, among other issues, please contact
the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Investigative Unit,
to report any and all liquor law violations by calling its Toll-Free Hotline at 1-877-464-6677.
Phone: (614) 644-2411
The Beer & Wine section oversees industry compliance of the laws pertaining to the manufacture, distribution, and sale of beer,
wine, and mixed beverages containing 21 percent (21%) alcohol by volume or less. This includes registering the above products for sale,
registering out-of-state suppliers, and approving the issuing of permits to in-state manufacturers and
wholesale distributors. Additionally, all salespersons for alcoholic beverage suppliers, manufacturers, distributors
and brokers are registered in this section.
- Liquor Agency Store & Spirituous Liquor Product Information
Phone: (614) 644-2380
The division is the only purchaser and distributor of spirituous liquor (intoxicating liquor containing
more than 21 percent (21%) alcohol by volume) in the State of Ohio. The division selects the products, prices them, and supplies them to the
private liquor agencies at no charge. These private liquor agencies, which are private businesses to which the division
contracts to serve as the State's sales agents, receive a commission based on their sales.
Agency Operations oversees the operations of the private agencies including the hours of operation and the products that are sold. Division
auditors conduct two to three (2-3) audits annually, and conduct compliance visits monthly, of every agency.
Phone: (614) 644-2489
Fax: (614) 644-3740
The Legal Section is responsible for conducting hearings regarding objections to the issuance, transfer, and/or renewal of
liquor permits, and making reports to the Superintendent based on evidence and testimony presented at those hearings. The Legal section
is also responsible for drafting orders rejecting the issuance, transfer, and/or renewal of liquor permits, as well as for drafting
orders overruling the objections to the issuance, transfer, and/or renewal of liquor permits. The Legal section also provides advice
and counsel to the Superintendent and to other sections within the Division of Liquor Control.